Tag Archives: Thad Cochran

Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

May 20, 2013

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The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is encountering a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred much less regional conflict […]

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Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow speaks as Delta State hosts 78th annual Delta Council

May 17, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi —  Politics, agriculture, and the economy were the hot topics on a rainy Delta morning as hundreds gathered for the 78th annual meeting of Delta Council, Friday, May 17, on the campus of Delta State University. The event kicked off in the Bologna Performing Arts Center with a presentation by political analyst Stu […]

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Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

May 15, 2013

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STONEVILLE, Mississippi — After a stormy regional conflict over Farm Bill debate in 2012, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran worked cooperatively with Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) to forge a compromise piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote in the Senate Agriculture Committee today. ” (Tuesday) was one more example of Sen Cochran’s ability to […]

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Delegation praises $487 million Pascagoula contract to build Coast Guard cutter

May 1, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Steven Palazzo are praising the award of a $487 million contract that will allow shipyard workers in Mississippi to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with its sixth National Security Cutter (NSC). The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded the “fixed-price incentive firm target contract” to Huntington […]

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

April 23, 2013

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U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) […]

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Cochran: South Korea wants Mississippi-built radar for fighter upgrades

April 11, 2013

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The office of Sen. Thad Cochran has released a statement announcing South Korea’s decision to supply its fighter aircraft with Mississippi-built radar systems. The announcement comes as international tensions increase between U.S.-backed South Korea and an increasingly militant neighboring North Korea and its leader Kim Jon-Un. The Republic of Korea Air Force reportedly selected the […]

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Cochran Misses MCEE Event

November 1, 2011

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While answering questions today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding an appropriations bill, Sen. Thad Cochran missed a keynote opportunity at the “The Forum on American Enterprise Honoring U.S. Senator Thad Cochran” hosted in Jackson by the Mississippi Council for Economic Education. Moderator Marshall Ramsey was a hit for the event while students […]

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The Curtis Wilkie Tapes (UPDATED)

March 31, 2011

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By Stephen McDill RAYMOND- Veteran political journalist and author Curtis Wilkie spoke to honors students at Hinds Community College on Wednesday, regaling them with stories from the many political trails he has traveled in his long career- from Jimmy Carter to John McCain. The Greenville native’s newest book “The Fall of the House of Zeus” […]

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